Flaunt Your Frenchness #39 (March 16-22)
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March 20th is International Francophonie Day. It's a day to celebrate the French language and Francophone culture. Here are some interesting figures about the worldwide Francophonie. Did you know that many events are organized for this occasion all around the world? We've listed some of them below.
French is the 6th most spoken language with 274 million speakers worldwide.
The Francophonie unites 80 states and governments on 5 continents. Read more (in French).
Click the map to get a better outlook and more info.
French is the 2nd language of business in Europe & the 3rd in the world. Read more (in English).
French is the only language with English being spoken on 5 continents.
(Re)discover our tips to celebrate the Francophone culture
Events organized in Canada:
  • Francophone celebrations in Vancouver, BC here and here
  • Les Rendez-Vous de la francophonie in Canada here
Events in the whole world:
Each week, you'll find in this newsletter a small sentence that can be used next time you go to a French speaking country.

To keep in the theme, please find below what you could ask while in Nouakchott, Mauritania:
" Saviez-vous que l'Afrique est le continent qui compte le plus grand nombre de locuteurs français ?"
[Savee-ay voo kuh l'Afrik ay luh contee-nenh kee cont luh plus gran nom-bruh duh locuter franssay?]
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